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JAMES FARENTINO BIOGRAPHY & FILMOGRAPHY:
 
James Farentino was born on February 24th, 1938 in Brooklyn, New York, born to Anthony and Helen Farentino.  Throughout the course of his career, he appeared in over 100 television shows and films.  After high school, he went on to study at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and then went on to pursue a career as an actor.
 
He began with working as a stage actor debuting in 1961 in the Broadway production, "The Night of the Iguana".  Soon he broke into the film and television industry.  Some of his television roles he added to his resume were on, "The Reporter", "The Road West", "The Bold Ones", "Banning", "77 Sunset Strip", "Night Gallery", "Jesus of Nazareth", "Dynasty", "Melrose Place", "Blue Thunder" and "ER".
 
His film debut was in, "Psychomania/Violent Midnight" (1963) followed by a role in, "Ensign Pulver" (1964).  Other film credits include, "Me, Natalie" (1969), "The Possessed" (1977), "The Final Countdown" (1980), "Dead and Buried" (1982), "Sins" (1985), "Dazzle" (1995), "Bullet Proof" (1996), "Woman of the Night" (2000) and his final film role was in 2004 in, "Naked Lie".
 
He received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Drama Special for his role in the mini-series, "Jesus of Nazareth".  In 1973 he was awarded the, Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Guest Artist for his stage performance in, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" and that same year he won a Theatre World Award for his role as Stanley Kowalski in, "A Streetcar Named Desire".

James has had a couple issues with the law such as being arrested in British Columbia in 1991 for cocaine possession as well as being accused of stalking his former girlfriend, Frank Sinatra's daughter, Tina Sinatra.  In 2010 he was booked for battery after trying to physically remove a man from his home.
 
He married a total of four times throughout his lifetime.  His first wife was Elizabeth Ashley whom he wed in 1962 but divorced just three years later.  He then married Michele Lee in 1966 and they had one child together before the marriage came to an end in 1983.  His third wife was Debrah Farentino from 1985 through 1987.  His fourth and final wife was Stella Farentino whom he wed in 1994 and they remained together until he passed away on January 24th, 2012 in Los Angeles, California from complications due to a broken hip. 

Filmography

2000   Murder in the Mirror

1998   Scandalous Me: The Jacqueline Susann Story

1997   Termination Ma

1996   Bulletproof 

1996   ER: Baby Showe

1996   ER: The Healers

1996   ER: The Right Thing

1995   Dazzl

1994   Deep Down

1994   Honor Thy Father and Mother: The True Story of the Menendez Murder

1994   One Woman's Courage

1992   Miles From Nowhere

1992   My Husband Is Going to Kill Me

1992   When No One Would Liste

1990   Common Ground, Part 1

1990   Common Ground, Part 2

1990   In the Line of Duty: A Cop for the Killing

1989   Her Alibi

1989   Il Segreto Del Sahara

1989   Naked Lie

1988   The Red Spider

1988   Who Gets the Friends?

1987   Family Sins

1986   Rand McNally Videotrip Travel Guide: Hawaii

1986   That Secret Sunday

1985   Picking Up the Pieces

1985   Sins

1984   A Summer to Remembe

1984   Blue Thunder

1984   License to Kill

1983   The Cradle Will Fall

1982   Something So Right

1981   Dead and Buried

1981   Evita Peron

1980   The Final Countdown

1979   Silent Victory: The Kitty O'Neill Stor

1979   Son-Rise: A Miracle of Love

1978   No Margin for Error

1977   Jesus of Nazareth

1977   The Possessed

1975   Crossfire

1974   The Elevato

1973   Now You See Her, Now You Don't

1972   Assault on Gavaloni

1972   Cool Million

1972   Hunt for a Lonely Girl

1972   The Abduction of Bayard Barnes

1972   The Family Rico

1972   The Longest Night

1972   The Million Dollar Misunderstanding

1970   Storia di una Donna

1970   Vanished

1969   Me, Natalie

1969   The Whole World Is Watching

1968   Ironside: Something for Nothing

1968   The Sound of Anger

1967   Banning

1967   Rosie

1967   The Fugitive: Passage to Helena

1967   The Ride to Hangman's Tree

1967   Wings of Fire

1966   Death of a Salesman

1966   The Pad and How to Use It

1965   The Alfred Hitchcock Hour: Death Scene

1965   The F.B.I.: All the Streets are Silent

1965   The War Lord

1964   Ensign Pulve

1963   Violent Midnight

1962   The Alfred Hitchcock Hour: The Black Curtain





Matinee Classics - The Bold Ones starring E.G. Marshall, David Hartman, John Saxon, Burl Ives, Joseph Campanella, James Farentino, Leslie Nielsen, Hari Rhodes, Hal Holbrook and Michael Tolan
Matinee Classics - The Bold Ones starring E.G. Marshall, David Hartman, John Saxon, Burl Ives, Joseph Campanella, James Farentino, Leslie Nielsen, Hari Rhodes, Hal Holbrook and Michael Tolan
Matinee Classics - The Final Countdown starring Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen, Katharine Ross, James Farentino, Ron O'Neal, Charles Durning, Victor Mohica, James Coleman, Soon-Tek Oh, Joe Lowry, Alvin Ing, Mark Thomas, Harold Bergman, Dan Fitzgerald and Lloyd Kaufman
Matinee Classics - The Final Countdown starring Kirk Douglas, Martin Sheen, Katharine Ross, James Farentino, Ron O'Neal, Charles Durning, Victor Mohica, James Coleman, Soon-Tek Oh, Joe Lowry, Alvin Ing, Mark Thomas, Harold Bergman, Dan Fitzgerald and Lloyd Kaufman


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